3 fall events not to miss for design lovers

3 must-see fall events for design lovers – 5280

“Ocelots Blue Pearl Managuas”, 60 x 70 inches, oil on canvas, 2021, by Hunt Slonem. Courtesy of K Contemporain

Here and now

artist Hunt Slonem’s first solo exhibition in Denver; the diverse fall launch of Design Within Reach; an exhibition for furniture geeks.

Art exhibition: More curious and more curious

Since 1977, the famous American artist Hunt Slonem has presented more than 350 exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. His first solo show in Denver, at LoDo’s K Contemporary Gallery, features over 200 of his vibrant neo-expressionist works, ranging from animal paintings (you may know his iconic rabbits) to outdoor sculptures. Denver artist Jonathan Saiz, who curated the exhibit alongside gallery owner Doug Kacena, calls the exhibit a “colorful and outgoing counterpoint” to the isolation we all felt during the pandemic. Bring it on. To see until November 6

Home decoration: DWR Fall 2021 Collection

As part of its commitment to celebrate diversity within the furniture industry, Design Within Reach offers exclusive collaborations with color designers in its Fall 2021 collection. Our eyes are on the Iklwa ash chair and oak by British designer Mac Collins, and the hand-woven Burks placemats from the Capturing Diversity capsule collection, created by New York designer Stephen Burks in partnership with students at Berea College in Kentucky. . Available now on dwr.com

Design history: Truth, beauty and power

The Aesthetic Movement, a lesser-known 19th-century design era that emphasized the value of aesthetic furniture, art and decor, is in the spotlight at this exhibit from the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art for furniture geeks. The focal point of the exhibition is a five-legged chair that the museum acquired in 2018 and which was recently awarded to famous British designer Christopher Dresser. On view until January 2, 2022; accompanying virtual tours and online conferences will also be available

This article appeared in the October / November 2021 issue of 5280 Home.

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